The 11th edition of the Big Bash League has even exceeded the expectations of the fans. The players have been putting in lots of effort into the game only to help the team churn out positive results. While we witnessed thrilling encounters, some hilarious or rib-tickling moments also took place during the passage of the play.
However, a bizarre incident happened during the 19th game of the BBL between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars at Bellerive Oval, Hobart. Before we get into that subject, let’s summarize what transpired in the game. Hobart Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade won the toss and opted to bat first.
The Hurricanes posted a competitive total of 180/6 in their quota of 20 overs. Ben McDermott was the pick of the batsmen as he chipped in with 67 off 43 balls including 4 fours and as many sixes. Captain Wade scored 39 off 27 balls including 2 fours and 2 sixes.
Tim David loses concentration in the last over against Melbourne Stars
Meanwhile, Hurricanes’ player Tim David made the headlines after he completely lost himself while taking a run. Meanwhile, Tim David was looking good at the crease as he was rushing to add runs for the team.
He ended up scoring 22 off 12 balls including a solitary four and a six. Although he scored crucial runs, his misjudgement and lack of concentration put his team on the back foot. During the penultimate ball of the last over, he faced Brody Couch.
David hit the ball towards the long-on and then called for two runs. However, when David approached the non-striker’s end, he was miles short of grounding his bat over the crease. After that, he returned to the striker’s end.
Meanwhile, upon watching the replays, the umpires had a chat and penalized Hobart Hurricanes of 5 runs for a deliberate short run. In reply to Hurricanes’ target, Melbourne Stars posted 156/9 in 20 overs. Hurricanes won the game by 24 runs. Nathan Ellis who took 2/27 in his quota of 4 overs for Hurricanes was named the Player of the Match.